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Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window

Mountain Window

Jack B. Yeats (1871 – 1957)

© Estate of Jack B Yeats. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2013

  • Artist
    Jack B. Yeats
  • Title
    Mountain Window
  • Date
    1946
  • Dimensions
    34.5 × 22cm
  • Medium
    Oil on board
  • Collection
    Niland Collection
  • Provenance
    Presented by Ria Mooney to Sligo County and Museum in 1970.
Description

This tiny painting belonged to Ria Mooney, an actress and the first woman producer at the Abbey Theatre. She worked on two of Jack Yeats’s plays there in the 1940s. Mooney presented this work and another Yeats painting, He Wins, to Sligo.

Mooney may have been drawn to this work because of its use of theatrical conceit. It is an ambiguous view of a Ben Bulben seen through a cottage window, apparently based on a memory of a scene from the house of a great-aunt of Yeats, who lived above the Rosses in Co.Sligo. The lady was known as Aunt Mickey and her home had a commanding view of Ben Bulben. The cosy image of an Irish country garden with climbing foliage and luscious window boxes contrasts with the austere form of the mountain viewed in the distance. The result is a sensuous and complex image of the famous Sligo mountain and the surrounding countryside.

Written by Roisin Kennedy

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  1. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  2. Jack B. Yeats (1871 - 1957) - The Stargazer
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Johnny Paterson singing ’Bridget Donoghue’
  4. Norah McGuinness (1903 - 1980) - Hanrahan’s Vision (Illustrations for The Stories of Red Hanrahan)
  5. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of John O’Leary
  6. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935) - Portrait of Kitsy Franklin
  7. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Red Hanrahan’s Vision
  8. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  9. Constance Gore-Booth (1868-1927) - Untitled
  10. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mary (Lily) Yeats as a child
  11. Estella Solomons - Portrait of a Woman
  12. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Fortune and her wheel
  14. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Sean Milroy
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window
  16. Artist Unknown - Portrait of a Girl
  17. Rita Duffy (b.1959) -Seige ||
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957) - An Island Man
  19. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - The Great Breath
  20. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Susan Mitchell
  21. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats
  22. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  23. Sean McSweeney - The Road
  24. Rita Duffy (b.1959) - Belfast Pieta